I have been blogging for four years today. I wasn't sure I would blog for four months, let alone four years. Blogging for the past four years has given me far more than what I have given others, I believe.
I have made numerous contacts through blogging. I have geneafriends, aka other bloggers, that I can go to if I have questions, or need advice, or just need a pep talk. I have a support group that is beyond compare. I have been contacted by numerous family researchers, some related, some not. I enjoy this aspect of blogging the most. "Cousins" have shared stories and pictures of our related ancestors and I have reciprocated, whenever possible. Researchers have contacted me with questions and I enjoy interacting and responding with these researchers. My Michigan research posts have been quite popular and I hear from others telling me how it helped them in their research. I enjoy helping others.
This past year showed a slight rise in the number of posts I wrote compared to 2012. I am still not back to my levels in my second year, but I hope to get back on track in 2014. I haven't run out of ideas, yet , and to think I was worried that I would run out of ideas when I first started blogging.
Thank you to all those who follow, read, and promote my blog. Thanks to my readers who take the time to leave a comment or send an email. The feedback is greatly appreciated and motivates me to blog more. In closing, I will leave you with a list of the top five all time blog posts based on page views.
- Gobsmacked-NEHGS has E Books
- Ancestor Biography-Otto August Fredricks
- Pure Michigan Genealogy: Migration and Immigration
- Lt. Col. Merle M. Glover-Tombstone Tuesday
- Sojourner Truth-Tombstone Tuesday (one of my local Battle Creek, Michigan posts)
Happy 4th Blogiversary, Brenda. I think I've been with you from the beginning and am very glad for that. You've had many wonderful posts, and I thank you for them. Now go have a piece of cake.ReplyDelete
Brenda, happy Blog anniversary! This is my 1st visit to your blog. Very attractive set up. Wishing you many more happy posts, exciting discoveries & a future filled with the past.ReplyDelete
Barbara, Thanks I appreciate the support you have given the past four years.ReplyDelete
Colleen, Welcome! Thank you for your kind words.
Happy Anniversary! Can't believe it's been four years. Congrats.ReplyDelete
Kirsten, I have you to think for it all!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on four successful years! Your blog inspires me in my own blogging efforts - thank you!ReplyDelete
Mary, Thank you for your kind words. Keep blogging, you are doing a great job.ReplyDelete
Congrats on four great years, Brenda!!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Julie! I appreciate the support.ReplyDelete